The Holographic Universe Explained

  • Published on: 10 April 2019
  • We live in a universe with 3 dimensions of space and one of time. Up, down, left, right, forward, back, past, future. 3+1 dimensions. Or so our primitive Pleistocene-evolved brains find it useful to believe. And we cling to this intuition, even as physics shows us that this view of reality may be only a very narrow perception. One of the most startling possibilities is that our 3+1 dimensional universe may better described as resulting from a spacetime one dimension lower – like a hologram projected from a surface infinitely far away.

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    The holographic principle emerged from many subtle clues – clues discovered over decades of theoretical exploration of the universe. Over the past several months on Space Time, we’ve seen those close clues, and we’ve built a the foundations needed to glimpse the true meaning of the holographic principle. We’ve moved from quantum field theory to black hole thermodynamics to string theory. We’ve made a background playlist if you want to start from scratch, and I especially recommend catching last week’s episode. But this is tough material, so let’s do a review.

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  • Tyra Nnosaurus
    Tyra Nnosaurus   22 hours ago

    Oh there’s a space time video that discusses concepts that are TOUGH to understand... finally: a challenge...

  • ryry998
    ryry998   2 days ago

    WTF are you trying to say??? lol None of this is real??? The earth is flat??? what???

  • Idiocracy69
    Idiocracy69   4 days ago

    This channel is pinnacle example of how easy is to manipulate people with poor education and access to internet (USA and most of third world countries).And its posted under "Education".Whats next? They will say Jeffrey Epstein killed himself with holographic rope??!?!?

  • Thomas Conversano
    Thomas Conversano   1 weeks ago

    Matthew, is it absolutely necessary for you to fry my brain all the time?

  • Yup Yup
    Yup Yup   1 weeks ago

    since you do ones about theories that don't make sense and no one understands you need to do one about the electric universe and see. That a grade school studant can understand it

  • [d]N[b]
    [d]N[b]   1 weeks ago

    I have no idea what he’s talking about but I feel some what intelligent by watching the video 🤓

  • William Thomas
    William Thomas   1 weeks ago

    How does ADS/CFT describe the observation of the expansion of the Universe ? Does the lower dimensional surface also expand?

  • Lucas Kane
    Lucas Kane   1 weeks ago

    I was just playing 7 days to die and listening to some nice videos and suddenly this video was played. Now my brain hurts.

  • Shogo 昇剛
    Shogo 昇剛   1 weeks ago

    Achievement unlocked - parallel universes.

  • jmctigret
    jmctigret   1 weeks ago

    Going out side to eat dirt, I am lost.

  • Vulpes vulpes
    Vulpes vulpes   1 weeks ago

    I think Matt should vape some Salvinorin A and tell us about how we live in a 3d+1t universe again.

  • Annie
    Annie   1 weeks ago

    This explains why I have been struggling in school ever since they introduced the z axis...🙄 It's just not native to our universe.

    BEAM ME UP SCOTTY   1 weeks ago

    its not a surface its a non physical non-surface, your using all the wrong words and explanations to these words

  • druisi
    druisi   1 weeks ago

    Music was distracting

  • Cem Kesici
    Cem Kesici   1 weeks ago

    oh boi the tshirt did not age well did it?

  • scobra
    scobra   1 weeks ago

    If you didn't get any of this, you're still a human being.

  • Nickie Combs
    Nickie Combs   1 weeks ago

    You know what buddy? you took the mother fucken words right out of my mouth!! Only I would accelerate the con struck of The particles by 1.21 GW Over the hydrochloric molecules Thereby for causing the particles to accelerate at 99.99999. 9 Percent the speed of light. or Faster than it took me to get off with my girl friend last night. And that's fast!!!!! Because I've been backed up for some time now.😉

  • Luxi Turna
    Luxi Turna   1 weeks ago

    I like this because I can just BARELY understand it. I'm sick of watching physics vids that tell me what I already know. In particular, now I finally know the reason anyone is interested in holographic universe: because it models quantum gravity. The fact that it utilizes string theory to do it only makes it more exciting. ...Oh, and THANK YOU, physics dude, for teaching me the stuff you show me in your vids. I hung around people like you in college, but outside the universe called "the campus," people, the way they act, and the things they believe make me want to just give up and crawl into a cave in the woods.I have questions about why you say scale invariance is conformal, because the two concepts are seemingly unrelated. But I don't want to be greedy when you already give me so much.

  • Brett A
    Brett A   2 weeks ago

    So what I come away wondering is, What if the universe isn't inflating? What if we are being pulled into a black hole, and we can't see it because we see the other stars that are also flying into it. our universe as we know it is getting pulled in as a singular object.

  • Jérôme Chauvet
    Jérôme Chauvet   2 weeks ago

    Thus, here on Youtube, we all would be watching remote 3D people projected on our 2D screens near us, all embedded in a 3D world being the retroprojection from a 2D "screen" very far away from us...

  • George Bui
    George Bui   2 weeks ago

    Is this a hypnotic therapy video?

  • Blackie1715
    Blackie1715   2 weeks ago

    Why say 3+1 dimensions instead of simplifying to saying 4 dimensions

  • keep itsteel
    keep itsteel   2 weeks ago

    I'm really sorry I can't be here to accept my least words understood award, but thanks, its been great

  • zray
    zray   2 weeks ago

    I didn't understand anything he said and yet I found it so interesting.

  • Fayette VaughnLee
    Fayette VaughnLee   2 weeks ago

    Sir please to find the answer you must consider your shadow - big J 🙏

  • Hugo van gent
    Hugo van gent   2 weeks ago

    i actually seen this shit while i was on dmt

  • John Berbatis
    John Berbatis   3 weeks ago

    Holographic Universe John, Thanks for sharing this very interesting information with me. It certainly makes sense to me. The Anthropic principle alone should be enough for skeptical scientists to understand that the laws of physics and mathematics are the laws of God's own Mind. Kevin Williams James Gates, Ph.D., a theoretical physicist at the Univ. of Maryland said: “If the simulation hypothesis is valid, then we open the door to eternal life and resurrection and things that formally have been discussed in the realm of religion. Our Creator created linear space-time which is essentially controlled electrical energy in the form of light that has existed eternally. Checkout on YouTube: A fractal universe. Time and space must exist before matter can be created, and only an animate entity can conceive of space-time; this prerequisite must be a stabilized and uniform condition before matter can form, thus, monotheism is a Truth. A stable space-time and the Universal Laws of Physics did not happen by chance. On Jan. 17, 2000 at 2 pm, while crossing a river bridge in Burswood (Australia) on my bicycle, I observed a velvet-textured beige pearl covering the sun. Within the entity, there were containers in the shape of elongated, seven-pointed Koch snowflake fractal crystals immersed in a white misty light traveling in a ten o'clock direction. I later deduced that the light flashes on the inner space of the crystals were of a binary language conversion pertaining to the senses of all mortals, that is, a holographic universe. Nicola Tesla believed that crystals were living entities ....writing: “In a crystal, we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration" -Nikola Tesla. Scientists decided that to prove that reality was not, in fact, simply an illusion, they had to discover the “point particle”, and this would be accomplished with innovations like the Large Hadron Collider. By discovering the "Point Particle" scientist were able to prove that reality was, in fact, an illusion. Through the data, they received from The Hadron Collider (LHC) which was built to smash particles together then monitor the outcome. By doing this, scientists were able to make some incredible discoveries. According to research conducted through the particle accelerator, they could see that the physical world is not as physical as we think it to be. Reality is, in fact, an illusion. We are only surrounded by energy. Natalie Porter 16 April 2018 In Life, Metaphysics "The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence." ~Nikola Tesla ------------------------------------------------- What Heaven looks like, which I witnessed in the sky above the banks of the Swan River, Perth, at dawn on 31 July 1998. In the garden, flowers and grass were clearly visible, they pulsed in the surrounding low light, infused by an inner light. Their colours were magnificent but totally new to me with a spectrum much broader than that on Earth. (Mandelbrot Fractal Zoom)

  • Max Jones
    Max Jones   3 weeks ago

    I wish I understood this more. I don't understand how this can be since I know I live in a four-dimensional world and I can interact with it.

  • Green House
    Green House   3 weeks ago

    4:10my lordsuch a sudden lord of the rings vibeelectric

  • Жавланбек Овчинников

    Carriers of quantum energy are similar to rosebuds, where rose petals are considered quantum membranes, and open interconnected quantum membranes form quantum strings. Coiled spiral quantum membranes can carry resting energy.

  • David Wilkie
    David Wilkie   3 weeks ago

    Of course Professor Penrose has all the attributes of the Timelords..